Lottery Names Companies to Handle Gaming
RALEIGH, North Carolina (January 6,
2016) -- The N.C. Education
Lottery Commission on Wednesday approved new contracts for a new gaming
system and instant ticket services that will allow the lottery to continue to
grow by offering the latest technology in the lottery industry to those who
enjoy lottery games.
Thanks to a fair, thorough
and competitive procurement process, we got a good deal that should allow us to
keep our costs low and produce the best results for North Carolina and
education, said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C.
The costs of new contracts would be
$26.5 million, a savings of $6.3 million, if applied to estimates of sales for
fiscal year 2017. If the current contracts applied to the same time period, the
cost would be $32.8 million.
The nine-member commission reviewed
and unanimously approved two recommendations for award of the contracts.
International Game Technology
(IGT) of Providence, Rhode Island was awarded the gaming system contract
and Scientific Games of
Alpharetta, Ga. was awarded the instant ticket and related services contract.
The awards are subject to additional negotiations between the lottery and the
apparent successful vendors and the review and approval of the State Attorney
The contracts are the largest that
the lottery has with private vendors. The procurement process began in April
2014 and Request for Proposals (RFPs) were received in August and September of
2015. Two internal lottery teams evaluated the proposals with the final
recommendations made to the commission by the executive director today.
The new contracts are scheduled to
begin April 1, 2017 as the current contracts expire. The length of the gaming
system contract is 10 years, but it is possible for the vendor to gain a
five-year extension if upgrades and improvements to the gaming system are made
by the 8th year. The length of the instant ticket printing contract is eight
years with the possibility of a two-year extension.
As with most lotteries, the
compensation for the services are determined as a percentage of overall lottery
ticket sales. The gaming systems contract will provide IGT a compensation rate
of 1.15% of instant ticket sales and 0.360% for draw game sales. Scientific
Games will receive 0.669% of instant ticket sales for its work in the printing,
storage and distribution of instant tickets.
Were excited about
the prospects of getting new technology to support our games and ticket
sales, said Garland. This will allow us to work more
effectively and efficiently with retailers, provide more engaging games for
players, and continue our record of raising additional dollars each year for
the good cause we serve.
SOURCE: NCEL media release.
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Extends Successful Instant Games
Partnership with Scientific Games for 10 More Years
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA (January 7,
2016) Scientific Games
Corporation (Scientific Games or the Company) today
announced that the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (the Lottery) will
continue its successful partnership with the Company for instant products and
instant product management services through a 10-year contract extension until
August 2026. Scientific Games will continue to provide the Lottery with instant
game design, planning and manufacturing as well as a Cooperative Services
Program (CSP) for management of instant game retail sales, warehousing, and
distribution to 1,900 lottery retailers in Arkansas. The Company will also
continue to provide additional services for the Lotterys players club,
Play It Again second-chance program and Points for Prizes program as part of
Bishop Woosley, Director, Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery, said, Our CSP partnership with Scientific Games
for instant game management has driven performance. Together, we have worked to
grow instant game sales and increase the number of scholarships awarded to
Arkansas students. Woosley said that the Lottery estimates it will
save millions of dollars and award thousands more scholarships over the life of
the contract extension with Scientific Games.
Scientific Games has served as the
Lotterys primary instant game provider since its startup in 2009. Instant
games now represent a high percentage of the Arkansas Scholarship
Lotterys total revenue, the highest percentage in the U.S. The Lottery is
currently ranked among the Top 25 in the world for instant game per capita
sales (La Fleurs Almanac).
John Schulz, Senior Vice President,
Instant Products for Scientific Games, said, We are very proud of the
work we have accomplished increasing both sales and profits of the Arkansas
Scholarship Lotterys instant games. We sincerely value the trust the
Lottery places in Scientific Games and our experienced product management teams
with this contract extension and look forward to building upon our success to
help create more funds for more student scholarships in Arksanas.
With operations on six continents,
Scientific Games provides lottery games, services, systems and retail
technology to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North
All copyrights, trademarks and
service marks are owned by their respective owners in the United States and
elsewhere. © 2016 Scientific Games. All Rights Reserved.
Scientific Games Corporation
(NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services
and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery, and interactive markets.
The Companys portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and
systems; table games products and utilities; instant and draw-based lottery
games; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology;
loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more
information, please visit:
(702) 532 7663
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Totally Gaming, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Help Suppliers in
Four Unique Ways
HILLEGOM, The Netherlands (January
4, 2016) At stand N3-210 at ICE Totally Gaming,
Gaming Laboratories International
(GLI®) will be discussing how the company helps suppliers get so much
more than just testing from GLI.
For example, four ways suppliers get
more from GLI are:
- GLIs global experts are here to address your
- You are BIG to GLI, regardless of size.
- The companys exclusive tools were developed
to help you succeed.
- GLIs tailor-made business plans can help you
achieve your business objectives.
In land-based gaming, AWP,
lottery, and in iGaming, suppliers of all sizes turn to GLI for our
best-in-the-world testing services. Once they start working with us, they
quickly discover the many, many ways we continually earn their business by
providing services that help them advance their business goals, speed time to
market, reduce their costs, and open new marketplaces. Thats what makes
GLI unique, and thats what we mean by providing so much more than just
testing, said GLI Europe Managing Director Martin Britton.
Join GLI at stand N3-210 at ICE
Totally Gaming and on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
consulting services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more
information, visit: www.gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Marketing, Phone: +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
International, LLC media release distributed by Paul Speirs-Hernandez,
Lottery Corp. Announce Record Second-Quarter and First-Half
ATLANTA, Georgia (January 6, 2016)
Fiscal year 2016 first-half profits for the
Georgia Lottery Corp. have
reached their highest since inception in 1993, Georgia Lottery officials
announced today. Fiscal year 2016 second-quarter profits are the largest
second-quarter profits and the second largest transfer to education in a single
Second-quarter profits transferred
to the State Treasurys Lottery for Education Account will amount to
$262.6 million, surpassing last years second-quarter transfer by more
than $21.6 million. FY16 second-quarter profits also include funds generated
from coin operated amusement machines (COAMs) in Georgia.
Georgia Lottery profits for the
first half of fiscal year 2016 are the highest in the corporations
history, reaching $516.5 million $47.7 million ahead of last years
The first half of the Georgia
Lotterys fiscal year spanned from July 1, 2015, to December 31, 2015.
First-half transfers to the Lottery
for Education Account will bring the total raised for educational programs in
the state to more than $17 billion since the lotterys inception.
All of our business
decisions are made with a keen focus on our mission, which is to maximize
revenues for HOPE and Pre-K, Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie
D. Alford said.
We are grateful for the
support of our players and appreciate the efforts of our employees, board of
directors, retailers, vendors and corporate partners.
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $17 billion to the state of Georgia for
education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational
programs, including Georgias HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgias
More than 1.7 million students have
received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the
state-wide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
For more information on the Georgia
Lottery Corp., please visit: www.galottery.com.
CONTACT: Kimberly M. Starks, Media
Relations Manager, Georgia Lottery Corp., (404) 215-5062 office, (404) 831-4995
mobile, Email: email@example.com.
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SOURCE: Georgia Lottery Corp.
Lottery Jackpot Year on the Prairies
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (January
5, 2016) -- More western lottery players than ever before will look back on
2015 as a year of extraordinary good luck. A record 76 lottery prizes of $1
million and more were claimed on tickets sold within
Western Canada Lottery
Corporations region in the year just ended. And those 76 winning
tickets were worth an amazing $281 million.
The previous record for most wins
was set in 2014, when 58 prizes of a million dollars or more were claimed in
the prairies and the north. The previous record for the total value of
million-dollar prizes was set in 2010, with a total of $265 million.
All three of the prairie provinces
also set their own new records for the number of million-dollar lottery prizes
in a calendar year.
Alberta saw 49, while Saskatchewan
saw 15, and Manitoba, 10. And with two million-dollar prizes paid in a single
year, Yukon brought its lifetime total to four. Yukon residents previously
claimed million-dollar prizes in 2005 and 2013.
Winners of the 76 prizes came from
37 separate communities. With the largest concentrations of players, major
cities saw the greatest proportion of million-dollar winners.
Calgary and Edmonton had 11 and 15
respectively; Regina saw 2 and Saskatoon had 3; and Winnipeg weighed in with
But showing that winning the lottery
is a matter of luck that can strike anywhere, several of the million-dollar
winners were from small towns and villages. Five were from communities with
populations less than 1,000. These included Marsh Lake, Yukon; Midale and
Ponteix, Saskatchewan; Beiseker and Fort Kent, Alberta.
In fact, one of the largest jackpots
in the region was won by a resident of the smallest community on the list. A
$50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot was won in Fort Kent, Alberta a hamlet
with a population of about 200.
By population, one of the luckiest
communities in 2015 may have been Kindersley, Saskatchewan.
The town of about 5,000 people made
the millionaires list twice. In March and April, two Kindersley residents
claimed WESTERN MAX prizes of $1 million.
Along with the seven prizes claimed
by Winnipeggers, residents of Selkirk and Elphinstone also became lottery
millionaires in 2015. And a Kenora, Ontario resident won $1 million when she
bought a SCRATCH N WIN ticket in Winnipeg.
Thirty of the million-dollar wins
across the region came from LOTTO MAX tickets, and 22 were from Canadas
other national lottery game, LOTTO 6/49.
The regional WESTERN 649 and WESTERN
MAX games accounted for 7 and 8 wins. Nine $1 million SCRATCHN WIN prizes
rounded out the list.
As players check and double-check
lottery tickets they may have purchased or received as gifts over the holidays,
the beginning of 2016 could be the start of another record-setting year in the
Lottery players who discover a major
win on their ticket can contact WCLC Customer Care at 1-800-665-3313 to make
arrangements to claim their prize.
SOURCE: Western Canada Lottery
Florida Lottery Announce New Milestone in Revenue Generated for
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (January 4,
2016) The Florida
Lottery today announced that its latest transfer to the states
education trust fund brings the Lotterys life-to-date education
contributions to more than $29 billion.
The Florida Lottery will
mark its 28 year of operation on January 12, and to have surpassed $29 billion
in education funding during that time is a tremendous achievement,
said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie.
We owe this success to our
employees, Lottery retailers, and most importantly, our players whose continued
support will carry us forward in our mission of maximizing revenue for
The Florida Lottery has experienced
record sales for five of the first six months of this fiscal year, with total
sales to date seven percent higher than for the same period last
So far this year, the Lottery is
averaging more than $100 million a month to benefit education.
For the thirteenth consecutive year
the Lottery has transferred more than $1 billion to education, and has
continued to lead the 10 largest-selling lotteries in the nation in sales
growth and growth in contributions to beneficiaries.
The Florida Lottery is the second
largest-selling lottery in the country in terms of sales and net revenue.
Florida Lottery contributions
represent approximately six percent of the state's total education budget.
Lottery funds are appropriated by the Florida Legislature and are administered
by the Florida Department of Education.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $29 billion to education and sending more than
700,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The Florida Lottery reinvests 97
percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts,
commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people
For more information, please visit:
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, (850) 487-7727
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com) media
Omni-Channel Platinum Bullions Video Scratch Card by
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (January 5, 2016)
-- OMI, is thrilled to announce the omni-channel release of Platinum
Bullions, the second in a series of new engaging video scratch cards.
Platinum Bullions is an
exclusive high quality video scratch card game. The rich graphics and sound
combined with a unique design and game play that awards both cash and special
prizes delivers numerous and varied game sessions for players; and pushes the
experience to the highest level of excitement and entertainment.
The game has a rich feature set
including: unique and modern game play, Wilds, Multipliers up to x25, Multiple
Stakes, Auto Scratch with Swift Scratch giving players the option to buy
batches of tickets with racing speed and on top of this the Mystery Chance
feature giving the player one more opportunity to win big.
With the free tickets give
away - support operators can now handout free tickets to players as
part of promotional activities.
The game also features the highly
appreciated SAFEBET functionality that ensures support for continuous
game play. Players can send messages and share from within the game to their
friends by SMS, email and Facebook, the customized operator messages can be
used as an element in viral marketing campaigns.
Platinum Bullions can be set
up in pre-batch mode or in RNG mode that makes the game suitable both for
online casinos and national lottery systems. Also Platinum Bullions OMI
includes the new enhanced SAFEBET player package API that enables full
support for 3rd party player analysis and behaviors via existing responsible
Platinum Bullions is
immediately available for all channels via Kazuri Casino Module.
I believe that this is a very
interesting release; the game with its top notch graphics and sound,
interesting features and engaging mathematics with good variance will attract
both traditional scratch cards players and probably also video slot players
looking for a fast paced scratch card game. - Tobias Lindgren
For additional information, please
CONTACT: Tobias Lindgren, Commercial Director, E- mail:
About OMI Gaming (www.omigaming.com)
OMI Gaming is based in Stockholm,
Sweden and is a cutting-edge, top notch omni-channel casino games studio. OMI
Gaming is committed to produce high end, top performing, triple-A casino games.
OMI Gaming have been approved a Core Service Associate Certificate from
Alderney, signed multi-year license deals with Every Matrix and X18bet among
OMI Gaming continues to be
recognized by the E-gaming industry for its achievements and for its innovative
and entertaining products. The company has received nomination at the Mgaming
Awards for Best Mobile Gambling App and Innovation in
Mobile, shortlisted as a finalist for Best Manufacturer of the
Year at the Totally Gaming Awards and shortlisted as finalist for
RNG casino supplier of the year at the EGR B2B Awards.
SOURCE: OMI Gaming media
Cumberland Farms Survey Shows That Lottery Players Are Not So
Brand's Survey Finds
Lottery Participants Rarely Play the Same Numbers & Don't Have a Lucky
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts (January
6, 2016) -- As the Powerball jackpot soars to $450 million and consumers rush
to purchase tickets for their chance to win big, leading convenience and coffee
retailer Cumberland Farms today announced the results of a recent survey on
lottery ticket buying habits among consumers.
The survey found that lottery
players are actually not so superstitious, with 64% of respondents saying they
rarely play the same numbers more than once if they don't win and more
than half of respondents saying they pay no attention to a store's previous
history of winners when deciding where to purchase tickets.
So, while some may believe in
rituals and superstitions - like being careful not to step on sidewalk cracks
or crossing a black cat's path - it turns out people are not heading to their
local convenience stores with a rabbit's foot in hand to play the same lucky
"With the lottery being such a
popular pastime for Americans and for our customers, we thought it would be fun
to see how people play, and how superstitious people really are when it comes
to choosing their numbers, and where they purchase their tickets," said
David Heilbronner, Senior Manager of Brand Strategy of Cumberland Farms.
"All of Cumberland Farms' nearly
600 retail locations offer a variety of lottery tickets, and we hope one of our
customers is among the lucky winners this time around."
Cumberland Farms' "Lucky Lottery"
survey revealed the following:
- 64% of respondents said they "rarely" use the same
numbers when playing the lottery. If it didn't work the last time around, it's
time to try something new.
- 59% of respondents said that a store's previous
history of lottery winners does not influence whether or not they purchase
tickets from that location. It's all a gamble anyway.
- Of those who don't opt for quick picks, 38% of
respondents choose their numbers based off of significant birthdays, while 11%
use their wedding date or other important anniversaries when picking their
- When it comes to hitting the jackpot, 46% of
respondents would call their significant other first - while 10% confessed
their first call would be their lawyer.
- The web is the go-to source for checking winning
numbers, with 74% of respondents saying they check to see if they won either
online, or via Facebook & Twitter.
When it comes to purchasing scratch
tickets, 33% of respondents select their tickets based on the theme (sports,
crosswords or games, holidays, etc.).
And, for those who gift scratch
tickets for birthdays or holidays, they're quite generous! 82% of respondents
said they do not expect a cut of the winnings a gift is a gift.
For more information on Cumberland
Farms location near you, please visit
https://www.cumberlandfarms.com/stores or follow Cumberland
Farms on Twitter @CumberlandFarms.
About Cumberland Farms
Cumberland Farms makes life easier
for busy people every day. What started in 1939 with a cow and a dream has
grown into a network of convenience stores across 8 states.
Three generations later, Cumberland
Farms is still family owned and operated, and continues to reflect the values
it was built upon: envisioning a better way to serve customers by providing the
best possible products at the best possible prices.
Whether you're buying a cold Chill
Zone drink, a hot or iced cup of Farmhouse Blend Coffee, or filling the gas
tank, convenience and customer service is key.
Cumberland Farms also has a long
heritage of giving back to the communities where it operates, from feeding the
hungry, to supporting local sports teams and fundraising. For more information,
please visit us at http://www.cumberlandfarms.com or follow us on Twitter at
SOURCE Cumberland Farms
Casinos Generate $95.17 Million in Revenue During December
BALTIMORE, Maryland (January 5,
2016) Maryland Lottery
and Gaming today announced December 2015 revenue numbers for the
states five casinos Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County,
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in
Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap
Casino Resort in Allegany County. December 2015s combined state-wide
revenue totalled $95,177,696.
Hollywood Casino Perryville
generated $6,339,824 from both slot machines and table games in December.
Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $203.88 for slot machines, $2,336.96
for banking table games and $314.38 for non-banking table games.
Hollywood Casinos December
2015 revenue increased by $303,326, or 5%, from December 2014. Hollywood
Casino Perryville operates 850 slot machines and 22 (12 banking and 10
non-banking) table games.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated
$27,263,600 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $205.68 for slot machines, $2,595.60 for banking
table games and $1,156.25 for non-banking table games. Horseshoe Casinos
December 2015 revenue increased by $4,353,903, or 19%, from December 2014.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore operates
2,202 slot machines and 178 (153 banking and 25 non-banking) table games.
Maryland Live Casino generated
$54,184,065 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross
gaming revenue per unit per day was: $278.03 for slot machines, $3,712.90 for
banking table games and $1,242.57 for non-banking table games.
Maryland Lives December 2015
revenue increased by $3,949,517, or 7.9%, from December 2014. Maryland Live
Casino operates 3,994 slot machines and 206 (154 banking and 52 non-banking)
Casino at Ocean Downs generated
$3,879,361 from slot machines in December, and its gross gaming revenue per
unit per day was $156.14. Casino at Ocean Downs December 2015 revenue
increased by $506,451, or 15%, from December 2014.
The Casino at Ocean Downs operates
800 slot machines, and does not have table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated
$3,510,846 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross
gaming revenue per unit per day was: $156.81 for slot machines, $872.76 for
banking table games, and $83.45 for non-banking table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resorts
December 2015 revenue increased by $434,598, or 14%, from December 2014. Rocky
Gap Casino Resort operates 631 slot machines and 18 table games (16 banking and
In a year-to-year comparison,
December 2015 casino revenue increased from December 2014 by $9,547,794, or
Maryland Lottery and
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is
responsible for all matters relating to regulation of the states
casinos. In this regulatory role, the agency oversees all internal
controls, auditing, security, surveillance, background investigation, licensing
and accounting procedures for the facilities.
To keep Marylanders informed and
maintain integrity and transparency in its regulation of the states
casinos, Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly financial reports on casino
revenue on its website, gaming.mdlottery.com.
For Information, CONTACT: Carole
Everett , 410-230-8725 (office), 410-365-6384 (cell), Email:
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery &
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Release
December 2015 Index
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (January 7, 2016)
- The gaming equipment manufacturing sector posted a positive performance in
2015 as the AGEM Index improved by 15.47 points (+8.5 percent) year-over-year
to 197.32, which represents the third consecutive month of year-over-year
growth. Compared to November 2015, the index reported an increase of 2.99
points (+1.5 percent) in the final month of the year.
In December, six of the 14 global
gaming equipment manufacturers reported month-to-month gains in stock price,
with one up by nearly 15 percent. Of the eight manufacturers reporting declines
in stock price during the month, five were down by five percent or more, with
two down by 10 percent or more.
The broader stock markets reported
modest losses from November 2015 to December 2015. The S&P 500 ended the
month at 2,043.94, which represents a loss of 1.8 percent.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
reported a decline of 1.7 percent, falling to 17,425.03. NASDAQ reported the
greatest month-to-month decrease of the three major indices, falling 2.0
percent to 5,007.41.
Selected positive contributors to
the December 2015 AGEM Index included the following:
- Aristocrat Technologies (ALL) contributed 3.67
points as a result of a 7.6-percent increase in stock price to AU$10.21.
- Due to a 4.2-percent gain in stock price to $16.18,
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) contributed 1.56 points.
- With a stock price of ¥2,888 (+0.2 percent),
Konami Corp. (9766) contributed 1.08 points.
Selected negative contributors
included the following:
- Due to a stock price of $47.84 (-8.0 percent),
Crane Co. (CR) contributed negative 2.59 points.
- INTRALOT S.A. (INLOT) contributed negative 0.36 points, due
to a 15.2-percent decline in stock price to EUR 1.17.
As slot machine revenue has
moderated in a number of markets, casino operators have sought new sources of
slot revenue by targeting the younger millennial demographic. The advent of
skill-based gaming provides an interesting opportunity to reach a generation
that has generally resisted slot play, opting for non-gaming hospitality
options, such as nightlife, dining and live entertainment.
With the adoption of regulations
surrounding skill-based games by the Nevada Gaming Commission in September,
operators are now free to dedicate portions of their casino floors to machines
that appear more like an arcade game than a slot machine.
While pop culture themes have helped
attract new players, skill-based games appeal to a technologically savvy
millennial demographic while adding an engaging new element to the experience.
A player's skill can have a material effect on the outcome of the game and
offers opportunities for players to progress in difficulty and even influence
the game's payouts. In addition, these games offer community or group play
where multiple players can engage simultaneously, adding a social aspect to the
gaming experience. Though these games are not yet featured on the casino floor,
several operators see their potential to attract new gaming revenue.
While on the surface the potential
of these new games is clear, the marketing surrounding them remains murky.
Attracting younger players requires implementing forms of communication that
millennials use every day. Social media is the primary form of interaction for
the demographic and will prove to be an integral strategy in connecting these
new gaming experiences with customers. Some analysts believe that this
connection could go as far as a seamless integration of social media into the
slot machines themselves. With this functionality, players may have the
opportunity to join a "social gaming network" that will increase the connection
The evolution of the slot
manufacturing industry continues to evolve, as do technological advancements
and the demographics of the communities in which casinos operate.
Despite the potential draw
surrounding these new game types, questions still remain in terms of their
profitability from the casino's perspective given limited history. While
skill-based games are still in their infancy, they offer a bright and daring
future for the slot machine industry. With casinos beginning to experiment with
the new products on their floors and the necessary legislation in place,
players can expect to see these games arriving in 2016.
The AGEM Index
The Association of Gaming Equipment
Manufacturers (AGEM) produces the monthly AGEM Index that comprises 14 global
gaming suppliers throughout the world. A total of 9 suppliers are based in the
United States and are listed on the NYSE, Nasdaq or OTC market, while two trade
on the Australian exchange, one supplier trades on the Athens exchange, one on
the Tokyo exchange, and another trades on the Taiwan OTC exchange. The index is
computed based on the month-end stock price (adjusted for dividends and splits)
of each company and weighted based on approximation of market capitalization.
Market capitalizations for manufacturers trading on foreign exchanges have been
converted to US dollar-equivalents as of month-end for comparability purposes.
The AGEM Index is based on a 100-point value as of January 2005.
AGEM is an international trade
association representing manufacturers of electronic gaming devices, systems,
and components for the gaming industry. The Association works to further the
interests of gaming equipment manufacturers throughout the world. Through
political action, tradeshow partnerships, information dissemination and good
corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for
every company within the organization. Together, AGEM and its member
organizations have assisted regulatory commissions and participated in the
legislative process to solve problems and create a positive business
The AGEM index and overview is
prepared by Applied Analysis (AA). AA is a Nevada-based advisory services firm
providing consultation services for public and private entities. The company
utilizes extensive experience in economics, information technology and finance
to provide a wide range of services, including urban economic consulting,
financial advisory services, market analysis, public policy analysis,
hospitality industry and gaming consulting, and information system and
For More Information, CONTACT:
Marcus Prater, Executive Director, Phone: 702.812.6932.
SOURCE: The Association of Gaming
Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).
Extends Reach with Betpoint in Italy
Betpoint players now
enjoy a multitude of casino games from NYX and broad partner
ROME, Italy (January 5, 2016) -- NYX
Gaming Group (NYX), the market leading digital content and technology supplier
to gaming operators across the world, extend their reach in the Italian
regulated gaming market with the release of digital casino content to Betpoint
via the Game360 platform in Italy.
Game360, NYX's recently acquired
Italian operation, delivered an extensive selection of casino games to Betpoint
from their own portfolio and wider partner network. The package includes global
hits from their NextGen Gaming studio, such as Foxin' Wins and Merlin's
Millions and is complemented by a single-integration delivery of premium
Andrea Guzzon, General Manager for
Game360 commented, "We are thrilled about our robust delivery of games to
Betpoint. Through Game360 technology and our large portfolio of NYX content
certified in Italy, Betpoint can now offer their player base the most inclusive
and engaging suite of mobile and desktop slots available in the Italian
"I am very pleased with our
launch of the new NYX content, in addition to the gaming suite we already offer
from Game360. We have maintained a great partnership with Game360 since 2011
and this latest integration represents a very healthy partnership moving
forward", says Giuseppe Simone, CEO of Betpoint.
This new deal solidifies the NYX
strategy to increase their global footprint and to expand relationships in
Italy through the acquisition of Game360, while growing their international
profile as the leader in digital gaming solutions.
About NYX Gaming Group
NYX Gaming Group Limited is a
leading digital gaming supplier headquartered in Las Vegas with a staff of more
than 350 employees based in 8 countries across Europe, North America and
Australia. The Company provides one of the world's largest portfolios of market
leading content and technology to some of the largest gaming operators,
lotteries and casinos across the globe. NYX also has one of the broadest
distribution bases in the industry with over 170 unique customers and a
collective game catalogue of over 650 games. The market leading game catalogue
includes slots, table games, scratch cards, lottery, bingo and poker available
across web and mobile formats.
NYX Gaming Group is also a proud
recipient of the Special Achievement Award from EGR, which recognized the
group's consistent growth and innovation in multiple e-gaming verticals.
NYX Gaming Group Limited is listed
on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol (TSXV: NYX).
Betpoint is an Italian
concessionaire of Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies for the
exercise of the collection of public online games (internet, phone, TV).
After years of experience in the
field of online gaming, today Betpoint offers a broad selection of public games
through its own technology platform. They aim to offer end users a gaming
experience that is both captivating and expansive in selection, all in
accordance with the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies.
SOURCE NYX Gaming Group
Technology Continues Macedonia Expansion
Over 320 EGT machines in
Casino Princess, Macedonia
BULGARIA (January 6, 2016) -- The
prestigious Casino Princess in Gevgelija, Macedonia, is relying more and more
on Euro Games Technologys products for its successful services to the
players. To its formerly delivered 120 machines of EGT it recently added more
200 cabinets of the company, including the slant top model P-27/27 St Slim with
its two 27-inch monitors, the latest multi-game mix Premier Multi-6, the
jackpot systems Diamond Life and Egypt Quest and the flagship from Premier
series P-24/24 Up.
Together with the already proven EGT
high performers at the gaming floor of Princess Casino - Vega Vision Up, Vega
Vision St, Vega Vision+ St, Premier, Cat 4 Cash, Egypt Quest and the automated
roulette Vega R8, they represent almost the complete product lineup of Euro
Games Technology. All the machines received the evident approval of the
operator and the high acclaim of the players in a short span of time.
The latest installed
cabinets from Premier series in the casino are connected to the EGTs
Ladys Cards mystery jackpot system of 4 levels and have immediately
attracted an enormous attention, shared Dobriyan Spirov, regional
manager of EGT for Macedonia. During their first days in action I was
pleasantly surprised to see it myself how every of all the 176 machines of the
model was occupied most of the time. It was almost the same with our Diamond
Life mystery jackpot system. For the cabinets with the new game mix Premier
Multi-6 the players were even waiting for a free seat.
The achieved high results in
Gevgelija strengthened the partnership between Euro Games Technology and the
Princess international casino chain even further. It has begun many years ago
and has reached the stage of full trust and confidence after a good number of
EGTs installations in different gaming establishments of the operator,
where the machines have proven their high performance and the delivered support
services have been of impeccable quality.
The success of the installation in
Casino Princess in Gevgelija is also a step forward in EGT Macedonias
further growth. Our sales for the year mark a leap of 250% in
comparison to 2014, without having into account our supplied VLT machines that
gain in popularity all over the country. We aim at continually attracting new
customers also with our rental services. The positive remarks we receive from
operators and players are fundamental for our market development expectations
for 2016, concluded Mr. Spirov.
SOURCE: Euro Games Technology.